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Halle or Halle on the Saale
Market Place with Red Tower
Market Place with Red Tower
Coat of arms of Halle or Halle on the Saale
Coordinates 51°28′0″N 11°58′0″E / 51.46667°N 11.96667°E / 51.46667; 11.96667
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Urban district
Mayor Dagmar Szabados (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 135.01 km2 (52.13 sq mi)
Elevation 87 m  (285 ft)
Population 233,415  (31 March 2007)
 - Density 1,729 /km2 (4,478 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HAL
Postal codes 06108-06132
Area code 0345

Halle (also called Halle an der Saale) is the largest town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It lies in the southern part of the state, on the river Saale. It has about 234,000 inhabitants (2006). It is famous all over the world because Georg Friedrich Handel was born there.

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